PMI The Woodlands - "Creativity Insights for Project Managers"

    December 18, 2018
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    The Sam Houston State University Woodlands Center
    3380 College Park Drive, Room 110
    The Woodlands, TX 77384
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    Craig Squires
    New World Innovation Systems

    Craig L. Squires, CVS, is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of NWIS.net (New World Innovation Systems), established in 1998. The company specializes in innovative techniques and programs and value improving practices.  It designs, builds and licenses custom, enterprise software products (database).  

    He was a Core Team member and Co-Author of the Requirements Management Practice Guide, a PMI global standard (published November 2015).

    He is a Certified Value Specialist (CVS), the highest certification level in Value Engineering.  He has led and facilitated a large number of innovation-related workshops for many Fortune 500 companies in a wide variety of project types including manufacturing, construction, energy, defense, technology, business process, software, and organizational improvement.  He has been a keynote speaker, presenter and has delivered training on innovation topics and techniques to numerous people around the world.

    He has served in a variety of capacities at SAVE International including President (2011-2013), Immediate Past President (2013-2015), Executive Vice President (2009-2011), VP - Global Affairs (2007-2009), and Houston Chapter President (2005-2007).  He was also a Co-Founder of HDNUG, the Houston .NET User Group.

    In 2012, he became only the 3rd recipient of the “Distinguished Service Award” from the Society of Japanese Value Engineers (SJVE).  He is the only international recipient of the highest award for VE excellence from the Society of Korean Value Engineers (SKVE). In 2009, he received the “Rising Star Award” from SAVE International. 

    He has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and a minor in Japanese. He speaks five languages including Japanese fluently and Chinese (Mandarin). 

    Topic Description:

    Creativity can be a valuable tool in improving the results of projects and business.  If you are looking for ways to incorporate "out-of-the-box" thinking into your projects this presentation will provide insights into creative thinking and useful methods and techniques to do so in a consistent and repeatable way.  It will include a fun, hands-on exercise called "The Impossible Invention" that will illustrate just how creative all people can be given the opportunity.

    This Session Qualifies for: 
    Leadership    


    You can reach the SHSU Woodlands Center at phone number: 936-202-5000.


    Directions to SHSU The Woodlands Center:
    3380 College Park Drive
    The Woodlands, TX 77384
    936-202-5000 (phone)
    936-202-5090 (fax)

    • I-45 to exit 79 (242) and head West.
    • Take a right on West Campus Dr. (4th traffic light)
    • Take a right at first entrance, there will be a sign that says Sam Houston State University The Woodlands Center.
    • Please park in the parking garage.

     


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    PDU Claim Code: C01271XGG8

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